NCPD Article

Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment

Karen Kinsley

Wendy Pritchett

nursing interventions, patient education, chemobrain, cognitive impairment
CJON 2023, 27(2), 205-208. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.205-208

Terms such as “chemobrain” or “chemofog” may be familiar to many patients with cancer. Specific chemotherapy agents are known to cause chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). Interventions to prevent or reduce cognitive impairment can be helpful to patients. Nurses can make better assessments and individualized care plans by educating patients about the signs and symptoms of CICI.

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